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This machine works on Linux operating system - it will not run XP. There is no CD/DVD drive either and I would be surprised if a download for that OS is available.
It would not work with XP.
Backdoor? There are none, however if you're trying to reset a forgotten password, you can use the NT offline password tool available on the hiren boot disc. Assuming that you are using Windows. Linux passwords can be reset in a similar fashion with any linux live boot disc.
If you can get the netbook to boot to an external cd drive it should work. 1.6ghz and 512mb (the minimum specs for this netbook) are more than enough to load and run XP. The problems would come up if there are no drivers for the hardware.
Simple games mabey. Most of these are running a form of linux which it could be difficult to get most games to work but not impossible. Netbooks are usually not the best systems to run games on. If you want to play games i suggest a normal laptop running some form of windows.
The particular model of Asus is apparently pre-loaded with Xandros Linux operating system.
It appears that you are not familiar with Linux and hence the apprehension and feeling that a shift to XP would be easier.
Why not give Linux a try ? There are a good many websites out there which go through the basics of using a Linux PC. Try them out, by spending some time in learning - you will get far more satisfaction and become more productive in using your laptop.
Some websites which might be of assistance to you are listed below:-